The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


HSJ Value Awards 2021: HSJ Value Pilot Project of the Year


The project’s purpose was the redistribution of power, whereby citizens identify local needs and coproduce the agenda for improving quality in the Barkantine practice, Tower Hamlets. The project embodied power sharing at every level: system collaboration via a steering group, and a project team that included staff and community.

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Acute trust forced to cancel electives after covid surge


A major trust in the North East has started cancelling elective operations after a surge in covid and other urgent and emergency patients.

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GPs receive 'urgent' call to volunteer for work in crisis-hit ITU


GPs in Birmingham have been sent an “urgent” plea to assist in their acute trust’s crisis hit critical care services, HSJ can reveal.

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Executives all white in city where 40pc of population is BAME


Every current executive director at the five NHS trusts in Birmingham is white, despite more than 40 per cent of the city’s population being from a black, Asian or ethnic minority background.

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Only six of 200 NHS private units signed up to complaints watchdog


Just six of the NHS’ more than 200 private patient units are signed up to the independent complaints adjudicator, HSJ has learned.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Trust appoints interim chair following MPs' criticism


A trust in the West Midlands has appointed an interim chair, after facing criticism from MPs over the reappointment of its previous chair.

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Exclusive: NHS trusts dismiss Brexit impact on staff retention


NHS trusts are not expecting disruption to services caused by EU staff leaving because of Brexit, according to analysis by HSJ.

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HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2018: Cancer Care


Winner Belfast Health and Social Care Trust: Improving the safety of chemotherapy prescribing through implementation of a standardised electronic assessment proforma

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Long waits soar as hospitals struggle to admit


Over one year waiters shot up by 20 per cent, as admission rates slumped in the face of record A&E pressures.


Dame Julie Moore dismisses further hospital takeover


Dame Julie Moore has dismissed suggestions of another takeover of a neighbouring trust but says the boundaries between acute providers are “blurring” across Birmingham and Solihull.

Rob findlay

Shocking deterioration in RTT waiting times


Elective RTT waiting times shot up by over a week in December, in the fastest monthly increase since 2010, notes Rob Findlay

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Waiting times steady despite slowdown in admissions


Yet another large trust stopped reporting its referral to treatment data, which clouded the picture for the latest November figures and raised non-reported waiting lists to a new record.

Andy Cowper

Cowper’s Cut: The fear, the network and the path


Why does a safety-critical industry such as the NHS have the level of bullying and fear running through it at so many levels, asks Andy Cowper

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Children potentially exposed to severe harm after waiting list blowout


Four children were potentially exposed to severe harm after delays in their treatment, as dozens have been on a surgery waiting list for more than a year.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

Troubled specialist trust to lose paediatric surgery service


Birmingham’s specialist orthopaedic hospital will stop providing paediatric surgery after an external review recommended moving the service to a bigger site.

Tim Briggs

Exclusive: 'No way' NHS should ask for extra funding before tackling waste


The surgeon leading the national programme to reduce clinical variation in the NHS says there is “no way” he would ask for extra funding until the service improves efficiency and quality of care.

Royal Orthopaedic Hospital

STP director appointed to lead trust's turnaround


A sustainability and transformation partnership has intervened in a specialist trust’s sharply deteriorating RTT performance, appointing an outside executive to lead the recovery.

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The best and worst performing trusts on patient experience


Five NHS trusts have been identified by the Care Quality Commission as having significantly poor overall patient experience scores.

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Five trusts responsible for over half of year-plus waiters


Data released today shows five trusts were responsible for more than half of all the patients waiting more than a year for elective treatment in England.


Analysis: Over 100 trusts report rise in E coli infections in a year


Almost 70 per cent of NHS trusts have seen a rise in E coli infections in the 12 months up to to January 2017, raising questions over their ability to meet the government’s target to cut rates by 50 per cent in three years.